Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Back from our DIRTY Weekend

We went away on our very first Camping trip as a family this Easter. We spent 3 nights at Rover Park, about 35km's from Tenterfield in northern NSW.
It's a 4WD and MotoX park. Such a fun place to be, and it was packed over the Easter break.
Plenty of rain fell, so the tracks were damp and there were plenty of mud puddles to get dirty in. My car has never been 4WDriving, so it was a great first outing, and my poor baby got VERY dirty. Was a ton of fun though.

This is how she got so dirty...

There was 7 families with 14 kids in total.
All had a ball and can you believe the kids did not have one fight??
The boys were totally out numbered...4 boys and 10 girls, and a variety of ages...from 13 down to 1.

We went 4Wdriving and visited the old gold mine, the gorgeous waterfall and explored the many tracks around this huge 1500 acre property. Such a fabulous place.
The have an animal farm, with deer, donkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs and chooks. The kids loved that.

Here's the old gold mine...

and the waterfall...

They also have a good playground with a flying fox, but most of the time the kids were happy to play footy together, ride bikes and generally hang out together.
They played Spotlight a few times at night...that was entertaining, especially keeping the little ones quiet while they were hiding! LOL

The Easter bunny even found us, and we had an egg hunt.
The bigger kids had to team up with a little one to help find easter eggs.
Here they were waiting to get started on the hunt...

Ella and her some of her haul of eggs...

and Zaccy with one of his eggs...Don't you love bed hair??

We had a bit of rained one night, and a few sprinkles here and there, but nothing like it was here at home in Brisbane. It seems it barely stopped all weekend. I'm glad we went away.

So, our first camping trip as a family was a huge success. The kids didn't want to come home. So, I can see many more weekends just like this one.

We all had a ball, even if I have done about 20 loads of washing, used a ton of Napisan and took nearly 3 hrs to clean the mud from my car yesterday was all worth it. I'd do it all again tomorrow!

Chat soon,


Anonymous said...

I hear you I am still going on the washing.... but we had a great time!!

Anonymous said...

hey great to catch up the other week. Looks like your camping experience was a sucess. We had a ball too!

So much so I would do it again!

hi to jase and kids.


Kylie said...

sounds like the place to hubby would totally love this place

Anonymous said...

ohhhhhhhh your camping trip looked like such fun Chelle, I miss camping :( glad you all enjoyed the time together with a bunch of friends... what a great life xxx